Great Britain will publish the Inflation Rate on October 20, at 09:00 MT time (GMT+3).
GBP: more stimulus
GBP/USD has risen from 1.2940 to above 1.3000 in a strong bullish spike just now. That’s because the Bank of England expanded the quantitative easing beyond expectations. Specifically, the bong-buying program is increased by 150 billion pounds. The committee unanimously voted in favor of this measure with the strategic objective to keep the interest rate at 0.1%. The process of buying itself will take one year starting in January.
For the GBP, that’s definitely good news as the entire country is now in a partial lockdown, Brexit is moving slow, and the British economy is in an obvious slump.
In the meantime, the GBP keeps moving within a larger sideways channel between 1.2890 and 1.3070. The core of this channel is contained within narrower band 1.2940-1.3000 where 1.3000 is the key level – and the GBP has just stepped over it. Now, you may take the upside of the larger channel of 1.3070 as the primary target for bulls.
United States Institute for Supply Management (ISM) will release services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) on October 5, 17:00 GMT+3.
The United States will publish the ISM Manufacturing PMI on September 1, at 17:00 MT time (GMT+3).
Last week was full of surprises! Stock indices have shown significant growth…
The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).